There is so much more to tooth loss than just cosmetic effects. The appearance of large gaps in the smile is one of the primary reasons tooth replacement is sought. Dentists have been replacing teeth for centuries, though not every method has been successful. In the recent past, the most outstanding results have been achieved with dental bridges and dentures
. As we have continued to identify the critical components of the natural oral anatomy, it has become known that root replacement is just as necessary as replacing missing teeth.
is proud to provide patients from the Wrentham area and surrounding cities like Franklin, Attleboro, Mansfield, Bellingham, and Walpole with dental care that gives them a natural look and feel they should expect. Many of our patients turn to dental implants to restore the highest degree of functionality after losing one or more teeth.
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What are dental implants?
Implants are technically replacement roots. This prosthetic looks like a small post or screw. Implants made of high-quality zirconium or titanium alloy are placed in the jawbone, where they will be covered by gums and allowed to heal undisturbed for a period of three to six months. During that time, temporary restorations may be worn, and eating may resume as normal. Beneath the gums, bone tissue will be progressively fusing around the implants until they become fully stabilized in the jaw, just like natural roots.
It is the fusion of bone to implant that recreates the foundation needed for full functionality. An implant may be topped with a dental crown to replace a single tooth, making it an excellent alternative to a dental bridge. Though bridgework closes a gap between two teeth, it does nothing to stop the degeneration of bone where the tooth was lost. Bridgework also requires your dentist to modify the structure of two healthy teeth, which we prefer not to do if possible.
Dental Educational Video on Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium alloy or zirconium roots replaced within the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is implanted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support a dental prosthesis, including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today's treatments are so natural-looking, no one will notice you had surgery. There's approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With recent advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with lifelike all-porcelain crowns. For more details, speak to your dentist.
Implants and dentures
One of the latest advances in implantology is the combined use of implants and dentures. Denture wearers often avoid certain social situations due to instability. No one wants to "lose" their teeth in the middle of a meal or conversation! If you face wearing dentures or have worn a denture and wish to regain your confidence, we can help.
Implant-supported dentures are a cost-effective solution to tooth loss. With good care and proper management of gum health, implants can provide long-term function and the appearance that nature intended. In many cases, as few as four implants can be used to stabilize what would otherwise be a loose lower denture. As needed, implants could also be used to improve the security of an upper denture. On a case-by-case basis, we design care that will give patients something to smile about.
Dr. Rawat has been serving patients from Wrentham, Franklin, Attleboro, Mansfield, Bellingham, and Walpole for several years. Schedule your consultation with your friendly dentist today.
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